It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly back-to-school time.
The weather here hasn’t exactly been scorching (or even really very warm) so I think I am psychologically still waiting for summer to start. Regardless, having just enrolled my oldest in kindergarten, the first day is a looming reality etched into my calendar.
I’m a little melancholy. The start of the school year, for many years now, has marked the start of a new season of volunteer work that Rocky and I would undertake in our county’s schools, educating kids about companion animals. It makes me miss him terribly. I suppose I should do some work with Ace to see if I can get him classroom-ready. Who knows. The temperament is there, the discipline is not. Time for mama to bring down the hammer.
As you may know, I wrote a book, with the blessing and support of my local humane society, based on the volunteer work I do. I wrote it because kids (and parents/teachers/etc) NEED this information. It’s horrifying to me the number of kids that race up to my dogs and manhandle them without regard to what this animal could do to them (or what they are doing to the dog). Granted, my dogs are super passive. But still.
If you love animals, you can help kids (and adults) understand their needs, have compassion, and safeguard their well-being.
Leave a comment here or shoot me an email and I’ll send one out.
Don’t be shy now. It’s for the kids (furry and unfurry).